Speech to Text for Long Center for Performing Arts hires New Executive Director
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two days. 3 there's a new addition to the team over at the long center for the performing arts.john hughey is the new executive director.he took over the position from eric van cleave about six weeks ago.news 18's isabella caruso is live from the long center this morning. isabella, you met with hughey and he's got an exciting lineup planned. 3 hey good morning.yes, hughey has a lot of very exciting events we can look forward to here at the long center, and also at the lafayette theater. 3 as we previously reported, the city will be taking over the lafayette theater starting in january of 2020.it's currently under private ownership.the long center's new executive director john hughey told me the long center will be booking events in the theater.he says lafayette is lucky to have the two spaces just a block away from each other.he also mentioned many cities across indiana neglected to invest in its theatres and are just now starting to build an arts district from scratch.hughey says the long center and the theater make a true performing arts center. 3< "it's going to be a situation where on many nights there's going to be events in both facilities, both venues. and you're just going to have to kid of make a decision on where you'll spend your time."> hughey said he is working to add more family-friendly events to both spaces. 3 there's even new events coming to downtown.hughey mentioned adding comedy shows to the lineup and also the opportunity for people to book parties at both spaces.you can view a list of shows coming to lafayette at our website wlfi dot com.reporting live downtown, isabella caruso news